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>>> tonighon "worldfocus" -- >>> united state reportedly is more dply involved. >>> united states and russia move oser to a n deal to reduce nuclear arm. has esident obama succeedn the resetting relations with moscow? >>> the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the ayou wi nazi death camp, we will show you how survivors are coping all these years later. >>> and the smas hit "avatar" makesits way to cina. it's that or a new film about the life of confucius. >>> from the difrent perspectiv of reporters and analysts from around the glo, this is "worldfocus." major support has been proded by rosalind p. walter anthe peter g. peterson foundaon, dedicated promoting fiscal responsibility and aressing key economic challenges fang americs future. and additional fding is proved by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with the issue of terrorism and the escalating battle against i in yen. shortly after the attempted bombing of t u.s. jetliner o christmas day, t brith govement called an internatiol meeting on yen ere the suspected b
are running rampant. not only are they running rampant in the united states, but we have been exporting this model of free-market fundamentalism around the world. we exported it to haiti, for example. people should remember that he was a disaster before the earthquake, because, in part, the united states government imposed this free market on the island despite the will of the people, resulting in fairly dire time before the earthquake. tavis: alan greenspan is part of the reason that we were in the mess that we were in, having to do with aack of due diligence. he has addressed that. i raise that, because the man that now has that seat, ben beanke, who we saw weeks ago, he was the man of the year in " time magazine." i have my own thoughts about that, but share for me what it means when an esteemed institution like "time magazine" says that this guy, who was around when all of this deregulation happened, this is the man that deserves to be the man of the year. what statement does that make where your work is concerned? >> it shows a we are deeply in the nile about the deeper problems re
lines and communities that once prided themselves of being the bread basket of the western united states. they would have heard about the frustration of seeing produce imported from china being handed out in these food lines to the very same american farmers who once applied the same produce to the -- supplied the same produce to the american world -- to the entire world. they would have seen the anger as the absent interior secretary's testimony to the committee was played back in which mr. salazar admitted that the obama administration has the authority to turn the pumps back on but chooses not to do so because that would be, quote, like admitting failure. there is some good news this afternoon, the day after our forum in fresno, the interior secretary relented to the extent of releasing 350,000 to 400,000 acre-feet of already allocated water to the central valley, having demonstrated the authority to release water that central farmers already own he now needs to follow through and release the watter that is being held hostage to the delta smelt. meanwhile, mr. nunes of california has
prison suits. they're on $10,000 bail. >> bugging the new orleans office of a united states senator? what in heavens name do they think they'll pick up in one of these ridiculous offices? it's not even in washington, d.c. >> what was liddy trying to find out back in '72? you had the same reaction then. >> why would you bug the democratic national committee? they all blab their heads off to everybody in sight. it's ridiculous. we're hearing from david, we hope the right wing covers this. i'm sure the right wing will give this a little more coverage than the left wing gave the a.c.o.r.n. scandal. >> let me -- >> listen, i tell you, there was an office if they were going to bug, if they were going to continue with the theme they started with, it should be david vitter. you go after somebody down in louisiana who has a known problem using phones, particularly. then you go after david vitter. >> people are getting in the spirit. everybody's watching this picture of this guy with his pretend prostitute. here we go. listen to this. a conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target the commun
places on the face of the planet. but this bill is about priorities on the united states of america. we are $12 trillion in debt. we're spending $600 million a day just in interest on that debt. this congress momentarilyly is going to have to raise -- moltary is going to have to raise the debt ceiling another $1 trillion. we don't have the money to do this. currently the national park service has an estimated $9 billion in backlog. $9 billion that they need to help with the national parks to preserve and to upgrade what we already have in our current holding. what the president will probably say in less than eight hours, create this air of oh, we have to be a little fiscally responsible. we ought to freeze a few things. for the second time in just over a week here we are going to come and look at this bill to acquire at the cost of $40 million to $50 million property with funds that we don't have. no longer can this government continue to use the government credit card -- decide to vote in favorite of this bill although it's just an authorization, although it's not an appropriation, are
in the united states and the government raised the rates which is how fiscal stimulus in the united kingdom -- the governor of the bank of england said president obama's proposal is much more serious than the prime minister's. he couldn't think of anyone internationally who was enthusiastic about the prime minister's ideas. the third aspect of banking reform, a growing content that the only sensible banks have the ability and know-how to maintain proper supervision of the banks. the prime minister took that power from the bank of england in 1997 and created a system that failed. given countries like the united states and germany who want their banks to have more responsibility for banking supervision will the government change that policy and adopt that approach as well? >> what america has been doing is dealing with a very fragmented situation of regulation which has no fewer than eight regulators. we have rationalized the system of regulation. the organizations have the right powers within the right framework and that is what the financial services bill and other measures to determine to
to the united states, for the purpose of interfearing with the telephone system operated and controlled by the united states of america. if convicted just of these charges and there could be others, the men face each a maximum term of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. senator landrieu commenting tonight in a written statement, this is a very unusual situation, she says, and somewhat unsettling for me and my staff. the individuals responsible have been charged with entering federal property with the purpose of committing a felony. it's time to call in richard wolffe, author of "renegade." good evening. >> good evening, keith. >> maliciously interfearing with a telephone system operated and controlled by the united states of america. if some operative, liberal, young liberal with a video camera, were alleged to have done this in the offices of a republican senator somewhere in this country, no matter how rinky dink the operation was or what color hat he was wearing, would they not have already jumped to treason by now? >> it's easy to look at all of this, and you hear about the r
to repeal don't ask/don't tell that allows -- that prevents gays from serving openly in the united states military. >> he will do that straight out, and has been under more pressure from gay and lesbian americans and others who support that policy to be more aggressive. he will ask the congress to repeal don't ask/don't tell, and will tell the congress that comprehensive immigration reform is a top priority. the interesting question and expectation is will he put in the pressure on the congress? last year it was pass health care and pass it this year. the president did not get that goal, did not get that critical wish, and they are much more reluctant at the white house this time, understanding the new political math and b, we are closer with each passing minute to the midterm elections. it makes democrats reluctant to touch sensitive issues. >> stand by, because we're going to continue this conversation. i want to about bring in some members of the best political team in television. if you listen to what the president says and thinks, it's clear he feels totally frustrated by the balloon
was the ultimate threat to the united states was when the worst weapons fell into the hands of the worst people. that led congress to create our commission to evaluate what is our level of preparation to avoid the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, particularly into the hands of terrorists. so it was appropriate that we started the day by giving back to the beginnings of this effort with families 9/11. our report on today comes eight years after 9/11. it comes one year after the publication of the report which was entitled world at risk, purposefully titled to indicate this is not one nation's problem, this is a global problem because it is the earth which is at risk, and one month after the failed attempt at an aviation bombing on christmas day there is some good news. the good news is particularly in the area of nuclear terrorism that the trend lines here seem to be running in the right direction. president obama has taken major steps to revitalize the non-proliferation regime and to encourage needed international cooperation. he's committed significant time and energy and resource
separate automobile models in the united states. this huge move will allow the company to focus on fixing a high profile safety >>> tonight on "nightline," toyota in trouble. the giant automaker is forced to take dramatic action after a series of deaths tied to runaway toyotas. the sale of eight models is suspended, so, is your car safe to drive? got milk? beyond the milk mustache smiles, do you know where your milk really comes. >>? an undercover investigation exposed what critics call barbaric treatment of cows and it is all caught on hidden camera. >>> and mr. independent for president? is outspoken views on illegal immigration and the birther movement have made ima hero and a villain. now he may want your vote. so, wh's next for lou dobbs? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city. this is "nightline," january 2thr toyota's taki o the ow apparently due to stuck accelerato pedals. it follows a pair of massive recalls and the reporting of our own chief investigative correspondent brian ross who has the stor
in the united states to have a 98% chance of success and no cancer at five years, whereas in england where they have the socialized medicine that some of our friends across the aisle are trying to drive us to, they have about 20% less success and about 20% more die of cancer. they don't need to, if you let them have the mammograms when they need it. and those are the kind of things they need to come out. people need to know those. i yield back to my friend from iowa. mr. king: reclaiming my time. i thank the judge from texas. on the transparency side of this discussion, too, to broaden that out, madam speaker, when i addressed transparency, i'm speaking of two things. one is transparency in the negotiations, so everything is out there in sight in, and the other is transparency -- sunlight, and the other is transparency in billing so people know what's being paid for in health care services. but the part about negotiations that's so important, if they took place on c-span, out in the open, out in the light of day, if it is a big negotiating table that's there and your income's -- and here c
, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker: the house will come to order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, rabbi galstein. the chaplain: our god and god of all of all of our ancestors, we ask that the light of your presence guide the hearts and linds of the leaders of this great nation gathered here today. may the wisdom of your teachings guide them to act for justice and to lift up the stranger, the orphan and the widow. open the hearts of our leaders with your compassion. help them to lead with integrity always remembering that your wisdom resides in every heart as the deepest truth of our humanity. may our leaders always remember that your guidance is not in the heavens alone nor far beyond the seas but within each of us, in our mouths and in our hearts to carry into action in the world. may our leaders, therefore, serve as beacons of justice and compass
, glad to have you. i want to pass along indications the president of the united states heard the uproar in massachusetts and what it could mean going forward. we're getting late word he's going to talk up tax credits for the sandwich generation, those earning $85,000 or less caring for ill parents and raising kids at the same time. a new g hear your concerns and i am responding to your concerns. all this on the same day we had so much news, the federal reserve keeping interest unchanged but there was some resistance. a key member saying no, i think we should raise rates. inflation is a bugaboo. a hot new product introduced by apple. we're not going to get into the mechanics of it but at $499 a pop and apparently reorders and interest in this running into the tens of thousands, potentially millions of interested customers t the economy is to bad, do these guys behind my have to do so much in all that in the busy hour. so glad to have you with us and the next two together with us. normally i get one or the other. now i have both. like a could youdy gra. fred thompson and his far better ha
enter real property belonging to the united states for the purpose of will offal and maliciously interfering with a telephone system operated and controlled by the united states of america. if convicted just of these charge, and there could be other, the men face each a maximum term of ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000. senator landrieu commenting tonight in a written statement, this is a very unusual situation, she says, and somewhat unsettling for me and my staff. the individuals responsible have been charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purposes of committing a felony. i am as interested as everyone else about their motives and purpose, which i hope will become clear as the investigation moves forward. it's time to call in richard wolffe, author of "renegade." good evening. >> good evening, keith. >> i just read from this fbi affidavit. let me do it again. maliciously interfering with a telephone system operated and controlled by the united states of america. if some democrat, operative, liberal, young liberal, liberal with a video came
in terms of striking the united states. but we need to have a significant element of the intelligence community thinking five years, at 10 years ahead as to where the threats will come from. that is even a tougher job, i guess, than the imminent threat, but it is very important that the u.s. not be surprised by these developments to the extent that you can possibly avoid it. i look upon our intelligence community is being very, very good. but if there is a weak spot, i think it tends to be longer term. >> well said. that is it. i thank you very much for your time. what i was going to say before was that a former secretary of state said america is the indispensable nation of the world. i say by way, and warn i feel you have made yourself indispensable. it is an extraordinary act of service that you performed. it is important in this particular moment in our government of history that you formed such a collaboration. it is not just bipartisan. i do not want either one of you to think of your party labels when you do your work. it continues to make you very important and influential. we
and did in fact enter real property belonging to the united states for the purpose of willfully and maliciously interfering with a telephone system operated and cold by the united states of america. if convicted just of these charges -- and there could be others -- the men face each a maximum term of 10 years in prison and fine of 250,000. senator landrieu commenting in a written statement -- time now to call in our own richard wolffe, author of "renegade." good evening. i just read from this fbi affidavit. maliciously interfering with a telephone system operated and controlled by the united states of america. if some democrat operative liberal, young liberal, liberal with a video camera were alleged to have done this in the offices of a republican senator somewhere in this country, no matter how rinky dink the actual operation was or what color hat he was wearing, would not the right wing echo chamber have already jumped to treason by now? >> if not treason, then possibly terrorism. it's easy to look at all of this and you hear about the ridiculous costumes, which seem to have
the al-qaeda in the arabian pen lanes and what its future may be in the united states and the letter reads in part it appears the decision not to thoroughly interrogate abdulmutallab was made by you and other senior officials in the department justice. moreover those with knowledge of this decision have said they are concerned with certain aspects of it without prior approval from your department, so the top senate republican is saying he wants some transparency in this decision, he wants to know who made the decision, the rationale for that decision, and i find it interesting they wants to know why the fbi director apparently is being prevented from discussing it fully with members of congress. jane catherine, i understand you spoke to a former fbi agent who's raising the question what about the quality of this information that abdulmutallab provided? >> reporter: this is the story i've been trying to get at for some time and i think today i've finally been able to. based on what i've heard from my contacts we know that abdulmutallab was severely burned, and i was told that after he
$3.5 billion to put up 100 new projects throughout the united states and 49 states and that's being matched by providers who are putting up another $4 billion. >> it can move the needle for you, right? >> the margins are very, very good. >> we think we are very, very early. before anybody was talking about smart energy. >> you also have an industrial business. i think there's a turnaround coming and you're in automotive. wire line infrastructure and satellite, medical, military and move the needle and it does. that's the broad based analog business. we developed certain core capabilities to do things in smartphones and in cellular telephones and we've then taken this i.p. and the intellectual property and looked to apply it in underserved markets and smart energy is a great example. if you break open a digital broadcast satellite, you see silicon devices and medical devices. so where we see an opportunity to do a customized i.c. it's not as big as the cell phone world. >> that's important. cell phone job, right? >> i didn't break up the three kindles that i got from friends because
the change. you know, we're not going to leave unanswered charges against the united states of america. and the kind of work that we do every single day. that has to be going forward, what becomes the norm, not the exception. we have a story to tell. we have an important message to deliver, and we need every single person to be part of that. so going forward, we're going to look in a very clear-eyed way pat what we do well, what we could improve on, but to make sure that the extraordinary story that the united states has to tell is presented forcefully and effectively in every corner of the world. before i take your questions, i want to review a few important areas of progress since i first met with you a year ago over in the c-street foyier. you know, we begin with the idea of smart power and the goal of elevating diplomacy and element and making them partners with defense. i'm please indeed owe far we've come in doing that. our budgets demonstrate both the commitment of the administration and congress to this vision commitment to this vision. we've reached tout powers and pursued con
, if you're a caterpillar for example, or united technologies. but pretty muted growth in the united states and primarily moving stocks around today. finally wanted to note, big volume in toyota motors as you would expect here. by the way, people who make that accelerator petal, cts, automotive parts suppliers they are working with toyota on that but that stock is down here today as well. scott, how are we looking on at nasdaq where i am sure it is all apple. >> good for about half of a percent or so. clearly as bob mentioned, though, the focus is on apple with the release of the ipad. take a look, shares are up 1.5% right now but some the speck, jim goldman in the next hour of the "closing bell," will give you a complete wrap of how steve jobs unveiled this device out in california, but nonetheless here it is, 1/2 inch thick. the big deal and the that the stock is now positive because it was negative is that cost down at the bottom starting at $499. in fact, take a look at an intraday chart, because as this thing was first announced it took a long time to get to what the price was going to
. but overall, still tough in the united states and europe. and the same situation with the united technology, china's resumed growth in both businesses. developed world still weak. boeing, an impressive quarter. very solid commercial revenues. people like that and although early ork the outlook was viewed as a bit disappointing. traders turned that around fairly quickly. melissa, back to you. >> all right, thanks so much. >>> and all of that, the dow and the s&p and the nasdaq all ended the day in positive territory. let's go to matt nesto. he's got some breaking news on qualcomm. matt, what do you. >> reporter: yeah the biggest company reporting in the after-hours about an $80 billion market cap and now 4%, 5% lower after coming in way first quarter earnings per share that was fine, 62 cents versus a 56 estimatep. revenue was light though. and that's beginning of the problems, folks. they reduced their second quarter and full-year estimates at $49 to $53 is what they see for the second quarter. that is at least four cents lower than a 57 estimate and their revenues look light as well in the
of approval rating has dropped further and faster than any president in the history of the united states. >> is it good politics to say i am now a spending freeze kind of guy? >> if you follow through it can be. i think one of the reasons that the left wing won't complain that much they know congress won't stick to it and they look at all the things they are getting any way and it doesn't matter. >> severe test in oregon, a democratic state voting right now on whether to impose higher taxes on the rich and corporations. it may go down to defeat which is a revolution in a place like oregon. suggest that economic class warfare is not working any longer. >> sean: i guess my fear is, and i felt like somebody i was a voice in the wilderness saying he's radical, socialist, extremist and a lot of people ignored it. if it is a head-fake to the center can he pull that off? can the american people when they watch tomorrow night, are they gonna buy that? >> no >> people see 15 billion dollars compared to what else we are spending, no. if they follow through, congress will follow through that would
. but none of the largest deals that were done during that period in the united states have gone bankrupt. if you take the 20 largest deals done in a bubble period, so-called, none of them have filed for bankruptcy. some of them have problems, but actually, they're being re structured and i think many of them will get good returns for their invest everies. >> is 2010 the year that private equity can build up and roll them back out? >> you'll see a lot of ipos this year. but he'll see a lot of strategic sales, sales of company to strategic buyers because they're back in the market, as well. and financial buyers will buy things from other financial buyers. so i think you'll see a fair amount of buying activity this year. >> joe is in the studio and he has a question, too. >> i love the general fighting the last war, david. that's so apt. and i can mention about five really well known pundits that are fienting the last war. and none of them actually make investments or run private equity firms, which it's easy to be that way if you actually don't have to, you know, be involved in the economy
that with words. >> it's tough for the president of the united states to say he's not the establishment. >> dan, what do you think? do you think it's time if the president wants to win back a lot of support from the people who put him in that office, does he though out the old state of the union rule back about getting up and say, here is what i'm going to do on health care, here is what i'm going to do on education, here is what i'm going to do on foreign policy, instead talk to americans about the economy, the pocketbook, the confidence they have not only in the financial system but about in government in general? >> contessa, it's very hard to do that in a particular setting. there's a script for state of the union speeches which is pretty well established. they are generally not remembered for their soaring rhetoric. they are remembered mostly they are a serious of programmatic paragraphs fought over for months. every president wants to elevate above that to the best of their ability but it's difficult to do that to do what you're talking about will take a much more sustained effort, one he
that in the united states. now somebody gets on an airplane in yemen and transfers in amsterdam. what kind of threat to do we have in the world of transportation that says it is fine for tsa to be doing this, but it will not have any impact on the kind of thing that we saw with the christmas pa bomber? give me your reaction on how technology can be used and how we can get other countries to use it. >> do not know anything that has frustrated me personally more than the inability over a period of years to develop adequate detection equipment. the most serious thing, in my mind, is the inability to detect nuclear materials. and knowing and spend a lot of money at that. this is a problem that goes back well before 9/11. but we still have not come up with it. so i think there has to be a crash effort, if you will, in the search and development in the scientific community to develop better technology here. the hijackers got on those airplanes in at 911 with four- inch blade knives. they knew you could not get on with eight-inch blades. these people are very sophisticated about our vulnerabilities. and wh
reshaping his agenda but an attempt to better explain and defend it. >> the president of the united states. >> in his first address tonight, he takes on the first issue, the economy. >> how to get it back on a firmer foundation. what do we do to put our government back on. >> the middle class is expected to be a dominant theme. he is rolling out new initiatives this week. >> somehow over the past year, independencts have turned againt the president. there is a perception that he may be on this side of wall street and main street. >> i will not stop fighting for you. >> his message tonight, substance not rhetoric says his former speech writer. >> speeches are not going to fix anything. what is going to fix things is a change in policy. >> aides say the president will touch on health care even though it remained in limbo. he will discuss their efforts to combat terrorism. in washington, wbal-tv. >> you can watch his state of the union speech tonight tv 11. >> should marijuana use be legalized in maryland? legislators will tackle that shortly. patients would need a prescription and are requir
state. over the last several years, it was beginning to make progress in association with the united states which really had been looking at haiti for the last year, more businesses were coming here, there was more investment. one of the main industries, which is the gaman industry, was really beginning to thrive. it was on the verge of thriving. there are special u.s. congressional legislation which allowed tariff-free, duty-free import of clothes into the united states. there is a big boon for employment here and the economy here. that now has to get back on its feet again. the government, its buildings were collapsed. many, many members of the government were killed. it's barely reconstituted itself in a former police headquarters near the airport. the government is not showing to the people that it's in charge, that it's not getting out there and delivering its message. i spoke to a former prime minister that said on the day of the earthquake or afterwards, i would have asked the united states or the international donors to give me six huge tents, put them outside the damaged or
, a humanitarian case, but certainly one where the united states is going to bear a continuing central role in rebuilding a desperately poor country. iran, if he let iran go by the boards for the entire year, they would be -- significantly closer to a nuclear capability, by the account of the international atomic energy agency. in the end, his presidentscy is going to be judged on two things, tavis, one is can he get the economy going and the second is, can he say at the end of his four year term that he has significantly repaired those areas that president bush left in disarray. tavis: he's only one year into this. it is fair, i think, to remind us of that. the book out in paper back now from david sanger. it is called the inheritance, "the world obama confronts. good to have you on the program. >> thanks, davis. >> up next, peter fonda. stay with us. >> please welcome peter fonda to the program. the iconic screenwriter and prufere. he has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of his classic easy rider. the film is considered to be one of the top 100 of all time according to the american f
of that, okay, and. >> you are exactly right. >> bill: $13 trillion debt that the united states of america holds is truly insane, dangerous, and will lead to massive pain for every citizen of this country. that's what i believe. so, if i have a liberal guy sitting there, in the white house, okay? who up to this point thought that he could do whatever he wants to do, okay, with no downside, if i had this man sitting there, and then he says one day, you know what? i got to stop. even though you are right, it isn't a humongous thing, i think just the fact that he stops and that he says -- because i would have debated this, i don't know whether you saw the factor i debated with morris, he is not going to stop. he is an idealogue, i see this as a good beginning, mr. speaker. >> i think this promise has about as much validity as the eight times he promised to have c-span cover the negotiation, as the time he promised that there wouldn't be any earmarks on bills he signed. i think this is a pr stunt. i think it's a test of our ability to be suckered once again, frankly. this is a sad administrati
. they beat, too. china's strength here, but generally weakness in the united states. boeing is down 1%. 2010 guidance disappointed the street overall. here is toyota which is going to be very busy this morning down 7% right now. trader talk.cnbc.com. scott, how we looking at the nasdaq? >> thanks so much. many of the big cap technology stocks looking positive in the premarket. apple the big story unveiling the tablet perhaps the worst kept secret in all of technology. nonetheless the shares are modestly higher ahead of that. amazon is up about 1%. a couple upgrades today. price target going from jani capital up from 1.60 to 2.35. yahoo up as well as wrulresultsn line. it sees positive revenue growth in the first quarter, the first time in six quarters yahoo achieves that. gilead is higher by 5% after better than expected results. united airlines on better than expected results as well. its parent company uaua is up about 3.5%. let's go to sharon at the nymex. >> oil prices are basically flat nearing the $75 mark as we wait for the energy department data on weekly petroleum supplies. the amer
that described him o'keefe as, quote, owed a debt of gratitude by the people of the united states. tonight that same james o'keefe is facing federal felony charges for aiding and abetting an attempted wiretap of a democratic senator. charges that carry up to $250 million fine and ten years in prison. the complaint alleges that mr. o'keefe waited in the new orleans office of louisiana senator mary landrieu yesterday morning. mr. o'keefe allegedly used a cell phone camera in that office to film two of his accomplices. these accomplices were dressed up as telephone repairmen. after those two fake repairmen arrived at the office, according to the complaint, they manipulated the phone system at senator landrieu's reception desk and then they at least tried to do the same thing with the office's main phone system which was located in another room in the same federal office building. the fake repairmen were joseph basil and robert flanagan. mr. flanagan the soften the acting u.s. attorney in louisiana. mr. bassel, flanagan, o'keefe and stan dai waiting in a vehicle with a device that could pick u
will face a major fine. >>> one of the giants of the united states senate died. charles mac mathias represented the state of maryland for several terms. he was a liberal republican, and it was said over and over today the last of a breed. lbj, for example, could not have passed the civil rights act of 1964 without mac mathias who was then called the conscience of the senate. that title was given to him by the democratic majority leader at the time. mac mathias of maryland was 87 years old. >>> when we come back, making a kifrns. e generosity. art attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another art attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix taken with other heart medicines, goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix. protection that helps save lives. people with stomach ulcers or other conditions tha
is the second independent country in the western hemisphere, second to the united states. in 1804 there were two independent countries, haiti, the united states first, and haiti. and i., you know, i venture to say that haiti helped the united states to be what it is. you can ask your questions later on. but if not for haiti, you probably would be speaking french on the west side of the mississippi now. the 13 states that formed it, we in haiti health that happened by defeating napoleon troops in haiti and continued onto the northern territories. but not only the united states gained from us. venezuela, gran colombia, including colombia, venezuela, and ecuador. left for an haiti with men, weapons, both to go liberate those places. and to show his gratitude towards haiti, the venezuelan flag is the haitian flag with the yellow band on top. but you know, that was a bad example. black slaves rising up against the white masters and beating them, even though we benefit in the united states primates and even though we benefit in all of south america. no, you shouldn't do that. for 16 years, haiti was u
and it is embarrassing a -- but it is true. it is not justhe united states, it iall over the world. tavis:peaking not just being the unit states, you mentied this film you knew was commcial but i don't know if you could havenown how successful it would be. this was a film that gothe attention of hollywo. you didn't spend a lot of money doing this. didn't -- then pyed cash. >> itid worldwi a lot of cash and sti is. this blu-ray will now go out aroundhe world. i have been tang it with me to a degree on manyf the of the events i haveone to but unfortately sony didn't get it readenough for meo pack a few with me. and now it is out. it is a better way of loong at ts -- this film. becse today with these great high defition screens, you get a chance to et t feel of -- whewe had in the theater in 1969. tavis: what made it resonate around the wor. it is an arican story in some ys. yet it resoned around the world, why? >> there was annrest withll of theoung people at the ti. and you know, thereas of course the stuff that was gog downn chicago, at the decratic national convention and that s 1968 and
as united states treasury secretary you were not involved in any decisions with respect to payments to a.i.g.'s counterparties and that you were not involved in any of the decisions concerning a.i.g.'s disclosure of those payments. those payments. i'd like to accept that at face value, mr. paulson, except the critical decisions concerning payments to counterparties were made after the passage of the emergency economic recovery act by congress at your request, and the emergency economic recovery act made the treasury secretary responsible for the use of funds authorized by congress. negotiations on the counterparty payments by the federal reserve bank of new york did not begin until november 6th, 2008. the funding of the payment of the counterclaims is backed by funds made available under the emergency economic recovery act. so mr. paulson, doesn't it make it your responsible to know how those funds were used? >> i think you will find, congressman, and i think t.a.r.p. reported this, that the t.a.r.p. investment, the $40 billion t.a.r.p. investment was equity and those funds did not go in
captured the people in florida that committed espionage in the united states, they were held as enemy combatants. i've been a military lawyer for 25 years, the military justice department is superior to our civilian system when it comes to wartime matters. the military is set up to protect classified n and is a better venue to try people who are a military threat to the country. there's a reason that america has never done this in our history. never in the history of the united states have we taken an unlawfully enemy combatant, a noncitizen and put them in civilian court, and there's a reason for that. martha: i want to get to practical terms here. you are planning to force another vote on this, you brought up an amendment on this. >> yes. martha: to move this trial. it was shut down in november by a 54-45 vote. i want to also bring up the six senators who you're working with on this because it's a very impressive group of senators, so everybody can get a look at who's involved here. there's an article last week, i guess, in newsweek that said you're getting somewhere, that there's m
the united states in the foreign service for 21 years. >> yes. >> do you feel the state department has done enough to look for him and to reach out to you and the other families? >> i feel like in a situation like this there's no right or wrong. i don't know what can be done. i know that the government was really -- there was no contact with them for the first week. and then this past week we've gotten more contact and more information, but all we really want is to bring our dad home, however that can be done. and honestly i don't know what more could have been done, because i don't know how to deal with a disaster like this. clearly nobody does. >> and lauren, i can tell you personally he i was at the site today, and as you probably know, it's a very difficult site for these folks to work at, but they're doing it with great dignity and taking it very personally, all the search and rescue people that are there. i don't know if that gives any comfort, but i can tell you it's not the scene we're seeing elsewhere in port-au-prince with bodies disappearing. at the montana they're really looking
will rebuild. we will recover. and the united states of america will emerge stronger than before. >> the state of our union, the last time the president did this annual address to congress, but this year angrier, mad at the white house, mad at congress. >> our new nbc/"wall street journal" poll doesn't have anything good for washington. what will the president say tonight to turn it around? it's january 27th, 2007. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. we'll start at the white house. the president doing thiwhat he often does before a big speech. staying up work to late on it. >> we know this is going to be about 60 minutes long with applause. expected to be heavy on economic themes. all about jobs, jobs, jobs. >> one of the speeches that they drew from was a speech he gave in april of 2009. that speech that was actually widely praised on how he laid out sort of his economic program. and i think that this is almost, by using that speech, it's a tacit acknowledgement that they didn't spend enough time telling the american people their store about the economy. and i think that's what they view
.i.n. number here. 424 -- manufactured in the united states. so this vehicle will not be sold. and there are about 75% of the vehicles here would fall into that category. tamron, toyota is working as quickly as possible to figure out a solution in terms of changing out the accelerator pedals. it will take some time. likely it will involve getting pedals maybe from a japanese supplier that could be worked into the u.s. fleet but, you're right, this is unprecedented. stopping sales and stopping production altogether. for this company this is going to be one that's going to hit the dealers and the company in the wallet depending on how long this sales and production shutdown lasts. >> well, and beyond the wallet there, has toyota indicated or are they aware of any injuries or people in accidents as a result of this problem, phil? >> reporter: well, there are 16 fatalities that are in accidents investigated that are suspected of being involved with unintended acceleration. we say suspected because they're still under investigation, so that's what's prompted this. there have been a
that ovhangs this country, that threatens the economic security of the united state progressiveshould support at effort, as many did today because they understand if y fail to act, social securi isoing broke. medicare is going brok it is t progressive to allow those prrams to fail. >> woouff: senator greg, why is this bipartisan tasforce idea that the o of you were pushing,hy was that the right way to go or w is it the righway to go? >> because thesessues are so big, judy, thayou can't adess them in a partisan way. you have to have evebody at the ble. everytng has to be on the table-- entitlemts and tax issu-- or otherwise the american peopldon't trust the sults. e american people inherently undersnd if it isn't bipaisan, it probably won't be fr. weet up this task force in a manner that not only w bipartisan but also requir super majories to report. 14 o18. so that ither side could gain the other. it required per majorities to pasit in the senate so body could game anybody. the results of thitask force woulbe seen as fair, honest and bipartisan, and wod have popular support which is vy import
to the interest rate. in the united states, edit cards have functioned within system wre it's legal for card issue to charge any fee or any intert rate they want thout limits. >> the cret card industry has always been the wild west. the card issuerseld all the cards. they could do anythi they want-- $39 late fees and $ over-limit fees; 30% interes rates. d yes, it got crazy. competition ramped up to suca vel that it created an industry tt was out contl. >> bergman: the indury got out control because, over the last 30 years, regulatns on bas and consumer lending that d been in place since the great deession were steadily eliminated. the cops left the streets. there was no one on thbeat. >> bergman: chstopher dodd of connecticut is the chrman of the senate nking committee. >> where werthe regulators in all of this? >> bergm: he says that, for decades, both republicans an decrats voted for deregulation. >> look, ioted for it. >> bergman: u voted for the deregulation? >> yes. but we were wrong. and thmessage out there to the nancial industry was, "go aheaand do what you want. the mark will take care
been allowed to ma these suen changes to the interest rate. in the united states, crit rds have functioned within a system whe it's legal for card issuerso charge any fee or any interesrate they want wiout limits. >> theredit card industry has always been e wild west. the card issuers hd all the cards. they could do anythinghey want-- $39 late fees and $35 er-limit fees; 30% interest tes. anyes, it got crazy. mpetition ramped up to such lel that it created an indust that was out of contro >> bergman: the dustry got t of control because, over t last 30 years, regulatio on bankand consumer lending that had been in place since th greadepression were steadily eliminated. >>he cops left the streets. there was no one on the at. >> bergman: chriopher dodd of connecticut is the chaian of the senate baing committee. >> where were e regulators in all of this? >> bergmanhe says that, for cades, both republicans and demoats voted for deregulation. >> look, i ved for it. >> bergman: yovoted for the deregulation? >> yes. but we were wrong. and the ssage out there to the fincial industry was,
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